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“Good job” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Big Picture Wine Experience
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Owner description: The Essential New Zealand Wine Tasting Experience“The most exciting and innovative wine tasting of your life”Bob Campbell, Master of Wine Discover the best New Zealand wines in the heart of Auckland.We take you on a interactive wine tasting discovery, from rediscovering your senses in our Aroma room, to flying over New Zealand’s wine regions and tasting the wine with the winemakers themselves!Let the winemakers tell you what makes their wine special, see the vineyards and compare different grape varieties in the comfort of our state of the art theatre.Any wine lovers Dream!What will you experience? Unwrap your senses in the Aroma RoomYour interactive journey starts in our Aroma room. All the aromas of wine can be uncovered here, enabling you to appreciate the language of wine and reawaken your senses. Distinguish your blue berries from your blackberries and become your own wine master!Taste the passion with our Wine FilmNext, you’ll be guided into our auditorium where the Wine Film will fly you over New Zealand's spectacular landscape. The flight path takes you to six wineries. Here, the winemaker will join you on-screen for a personalised tasting of their wine.Then take your senses even furtherAfter your Wine Experience you may enhance your sensory journey with a range of other New Zealand and boutique Auckland wines from our Cellar Door as well as complement it with our delicious shellfish menu. Taste local New Zealand shellfish from Freshly cooked Scampi to Pacific oysters and green shell mussels.Tour Descriptions Discover Auckland Wine- The original NZ wine region!Discover wine from the Auckland Region, fly over the Hauraki Gulf, see spectacular Waiheke Island Coast line , visit the Waitakere Range and fly over stunning Matakana. Taste superb Kumeu Chardonnay, world class Waiheke Island Syrah and bold Matakana Reds. This tasting reveals Auckland's best kept secrets!New Zealand FlightTaste the best New Zealand has to offer, experience the countries outstanding wines all in one sitting. Compare your Pinot's with your Cabernet, your Chardonnay with your Sauvignon. Fly over spectacular snow capped Southern Alps in central Otago, view the amazing viticulture on Marlborough’s Awatere and Wairau Valleys, and experience the Hawkes Bay Pacific Ocean Coastline. This tasting should not be missed.
Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Good job”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

Big Picture Wine has an excellent group wine tasting facility with explanatory movie and tasting. We thought it provided a great overview of wine production in New Zealand. They have a room to test your noise for wine scents - most of us failed.

Visited January 2013
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Auckland
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3 reviews
“Great zip around NZ's wine regions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

My fiance and I had a great time at Big Picture, it was nice to spend an evening in the aroma room followed by a film which took us around NZ's wine regions tasting wines which were described by the winemakers themselves. It's something a bit different to do on a night out and very informative- good for a couple or a group outing. Thanks to our host Lisa who was very friendly and accommodating :)

Visited January 2013
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Thank Caroline M
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1 review
“Amazing place... Brilliant experience, food, wine & service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

Overall a superb visit and really interesting experience.
Great value and the food and service was superb! Really worth a visit!!

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Morrinsville, New Zealand
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Don't order from this cafe.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

Food was awful and very expensive for shocking quality. We paid $80 for food that would unhappy paying $10 for. Complete rip off and poor quality. Don't waste your time here. Further, Ed had to wait an hour for our order, talk about add insult to injury.

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Thank Dave486
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Mission Beach, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“wine experience with a difference”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

was quite enjoyabe but glad we had 2 for 1 coupons thanks to jasons guide books as would not be worth full price at $30NZ per person, wine film was good but wines were not cold

Visited July 2012
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